Monday, December 31, 2007

Madonna to welcome New Year in Rajasthan village

Madonna to welcome New Year in Rajasthan village

Still relevant after all these years. She broke away from the pack yet again in 2007.

Happy New Year

Happy New Year all - have a great time - write well and prosper!

Blogger Bar :: Firefox Add-ons

Blogger Bar :: Firefox Add-ons - finally found something, though not as unobtrusive as Google Notebook - why doesn't Google Notebook have a Blog This! button?

Ron Paul, Non-intervention, Pakistan and Terrorism

Ron Paul's a bit of an extreme/differentiated candidate, but he often speaks straight and gets important views out which would otherwise be muffled by the rest of the politicos' samespeak. He recently affirmed the view of non-intervention in other countries' affairs, referring to the US policy of arming Pakistan's Musharraf, even though he has signally failed to hold the line against the Al-Qaeda hordes. In a good article on The Huffington Post, this key paragraph is relevant.
Terrorism is a tactic adopted by weak actors. Having limited resources with which to wage war, groups like al Qaeda resort to a sort of foreign affairs judo: using the enemy’s power against itself – in this case, us. The action for them is in the reaction. Al Qaeda's strategy is to recreate the old Afghan jihad against the USSR: hit the U.S. and our allies hard in order to provoke invasion and occupation to bleed our treasury and military dry. They celebrate our occupations of Afghanistan and Iraq as steps towards our eventual total withdrawal from the region.

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Beanz me up, Scotty

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Friday, December 28, 2007

Benazir's One Way To Pakistan

“If you believe in something, go for it, but know that when you go for it there is a price to be paid. Be ready to pay the price and you can contribute to the welfare of society and society will acknowledge you and respect you for it.”

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Sunday, December 23, 2007

Narendra Modi & BJP Win Third Term in Gujar

This victory came despite strong opposition from the Indian National Congress, and even from within Modi's own party. The election campaign was marked by vicious and 'slanderous' campaigning from all sides.

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Friday, December 21, 2007

Driving on Bangalore's Wild Roads

There is no subtle way of saying this – Bangalore roads are hellish and most drivers suffer from Road Rage. Everyone tries to squeeze into that extra space and the minute vehicles scrape each other, people start fighting, they scream and some even start beating each other up.

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Friday, December 14, 2007

Movie Review: I Am Legend - Hollywood Ending

The effect of the writers' strike seems to be showing up on films made even before it began.

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Thursday, December 13, 2007

Central Banks Liquidity Injections: Too Little Too Late

What was announced today are band-aid palliative that will not address the core causes of this most severe liquidity and credit crunch. - Best. Article.Ever. on the global credit crisisBest article ever on the credit crisis.

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Saturday, December 01, 2007

Foot soldiers for the Ron Paul revolution - Los Angeles Times

These fervent supporters and their freewheeling tactics have helped turn Paul into, first, an Internet sensation and, now, this political season's most unlikely phenomenon.

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